all the individual leaders explain their positions because they are very different indeed, and the talks have taken longer than was planned. that means the summit starts with a bit of a delay, and that in itself is a sign how tough the negotiations are going to be. >> not only a delay, but in the run-up to the summit, britain sparked fury by pressing for deep cuts to the budget. what does london want exactly? >> david cameron has caused some fury here with his positions. he has already threatened to veto the budget that is on the table and that many eu leaders have said they cannot enter negotiations with, but david cameron wants lower payments for the eu and, most importantly, he wants to hold on to the british rebate, and that is a special deal for great britain, which margaret thatcher negotiated back in the 1980's, and they are saying it is outdated, that it
is possible to hold onto it. they are saying david cameron would not have to give in to one of the two issues, and that is one of the main sticking points, while we might not even have a deal by the end of the summit. >> thanks so very much. there is quiet on both sides of the israeli-gaza border at this hour. >> the cease-fire announced wednesday night appears to be holding. 24 hours of calm and then talks will begin on the essentials needed for lasting peace. and that egypt will be playing a new and central role in the process. right now, though, both the netanyahu government and hamas are claiming victory. >> after eight days of israeli raids, the main market in gaza is returning to business as usual. many palestinians see the ceasefire as a victory for how moscow. >> the resistance has changed the rules of the game, disrupting israel's military goals. i say to the palestinian people
in gaza, the west bank, and everywhere, and the entire arab world, the idea of invading does that is over and will never again return, god willing. >> but israeli prime minister netanyahu also speaks of a victory. he says all israeli military and political goals have been achieved. >> we have achieved a number of great successes and struck at the heart of hamas. we have killed their leaders and destroyed thousands of rockets threatening israel. we will react with force again if the cease-fire is broken. ben netanyahu needs military successes, but israelis remain skeptical. >> today, may be they will not fire. tomorrow may be not, but next week, next year, next month. it will come eventually. >> now that the fighting has stopped, both sides have agreed to meet and negotiate a long- term cease-fire.
>> hopefully, hamas can find a solution for the crossings and for the goods to be imported without taxes, to open the port, to open the crossing with egypt and provide electricity. the siege must end and the people must live. >> an easing of the blockade would be a huge success for the people of gaza. i of hopes are not met, disappointment could quickly boilover into another round of violence -- if hopes are not met. >> for the latest, let's cross over to our correspondent in gaza city. the cease-fire appears to be holding. what are the people on the ground saying right now? >> there is a sense that -- people, of course, first of all are believed that the fighting for now at least is over. people are returning back to life, and schools will be opened they say on saturday. there were more funerals today, but there is also another
feeling. a lot of people i talked to are not confident that this is an actual end to the violence. the terms of the agreement are not very clear. people do not really know what this could mean in the future. >> let's talk about those details. as you mentioned, they have yet to be hammered out for a lasting truce. what could they involve? >> both sides should hold off hostilities and israel should refrain from further incursions into the gaza strip and targeting leaders and militants of several factions. in return, all the militant groups should seize rocket fire and cross border attacks. the interesting part is this open border part of the issue. it is not really clear yet what it really means.
hamas wants a lifting of the blockade that was implemented by israel about five years ago, but it is not clear if that was what was really talked about. this could really be a sticking point in those negotiations. >> thanks for the update from gaza. the man who may leave brokered the cease-fire deal has within the past few hours assumed sweeping new powers. egypt's president has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws, and decisions. fill us in on this breaking story. >> yesterday's celebrated mediator is taking really dictatorial powers in a constitutional decision by the president. he gave himself all necessary means.
he fired the prosecutor general. he ordered trials for those accused of violence in the revolution to be reopened. he is also giving the constitution assembly more time, but at the same time, the constitution assembly is getting immunity from any legal interference, and his own decision cannot be legally challenged. people are still trying to understand and still trying to digest it. the former head of the nuclear agency in vienna -- the question
is very much what he will do with his new power. is he going to push egyptian institutions forward, or will he miss use or abuse it? >> another question briefly, if you could -- this is a fast- moving story, how will this affect his role as a regional power broker, especially if it comes six, us? >> -- comes to hamas? >> the question is what will happen with egypt itself. we have a democratically elected president who gave themselves dictatorial power -- gave himself dictatorial power. what exactly he will do with it is the question now. >> thank you very much. we will have more on that story as information comes in. meanwhile, the conflict in syria continues in several parts of that country. and-government rebels say they
have captured rebels in a key- oil-producing area -- anti- government rebels said they have captured -- anti-government forces said they have captured rebels in the key oil-producing area. >> fighting has also been reported in aleppo and damascus. the government used warplanes to bomb our -- held parts of the city. >> history seems to be repeating itself in the congo. >> this time, it is a group of insurgents who call themselves the m23 rebel group. >> it is a conflict that looks a lot like the one we saw back in 2004 through 2009. on thursday, government troops were fighting back. >> these weapons were left behind by the thousands of congolese soldiers who fled. many of their colleagues stayed behind and joined the rebels. the extra guns have increased the group's arsenal.
many locals also fled. those who decided to stay are getting on with life as best they can. >> it is very sad that the government let this town fall into the hands of the rebels, but we hope things will be back to normal soon. >> congo's president is holding talks in uganda with his rwandan counterpart and the ugandan president. the three leaders agreed there can be no negotiations with the rebels until they pull out. >> the rebels should get out of the town. there must be a cease-fire, and then the government of congo will be able to address the rebel issues.
>> the rebels are continuing their advance towards the capital, kinshasa. they say it is part of their plan to liberate the whole country. >> factories in china are ramping up production. manufacturing activity there grew for the first time in more than a year this november. >> the new data from hsbc suggests the world's second- largest economy is starting to pick up after months of slowdown. also fueling optimism is a slew of positive trade, investment, and sales figures. it is the moment that shook the financial markets -- the collapse of lehman brothers investment bank back in 2008. >> many thought all was lost for its german subsidiary company as well, which went bust as well, but that has not been the case. the company's liquidators have raised more than 15 billion euros. that means it could be 80% of its creditors' demands, however, some hedge fund managers are demanding more.
>> thanks for staying with us. >> welcome back. we take a look now at the biggest terrorism case in germany in tickets, one with allegations of a cover-up and a new not to sell suspected of going on a racially motivated killing spree. >> the national socialist underground went undetected for years, but a parliamentary committee is questioning a former interior minister about his failure to follow up on key evidence in one of the attacks. >> cologne, 2004, some 22 people were injured when a bomb exploded near a hair salon in a largely turkish neighborhood. a suspect caught on video was later linked to a far right sell, but police decide to focus
the investigation on local turkish or kurdish criminals. the state interior minister at the time admits there were mistakes. the term "terrorist attack" was removed from police files very early on. the parliamentary committee wants to know what happened. >> with prior decisions taken by politicians, the state interior minister and federal interior minister mean that investigators did not go in the right direction, that they did not even dare pursue certain leads. after the attack in cologne, critics say an important opportunity was missed when possible links to far right terrorism were not followed up and that further murders could have been prevented. >> not only were leads not follow, but key files were shredded by police. let's go now to our chief political correspondent. what is coming out of this parliamentary investigation.
police certainly have a lot of explaining to do. >> indeed. as the head of the parliamentary committee said, essentially, what is coming out is a massive mentality problem that ran through state governments and all the way up to the federal interior ministry. if we just take the case that was discussed today, that bombing in cologne that we saw pictures of just now, that was a very decisive moment in the series of crimes because there was a video on which one of the perpetrators could be seen. as we can see there, a closed- circuit camera, and also the kind of bomb that was used, a mail bomb known to have been used by right-wing extremist groups. yet, within a day, but state officials and the federal interior ministry were rolling out far right extremism -- ruling out far-right extremism. what is at stake here? apparently not a massive conspiracy, but certainly mass of neglect, blindness to the possibilities of right-wing
extremism, all of that very disturbing indeed. >> looking for more answers they're certainly. what about the political fallout from this? could this figure in national elections next year? >> federal authorities have been doing their best to set things right. they have set up a new national data bank and made sure to try to link state data banks as well. they are also setting up a new round table on extremism and terrorism that is again supposed to link both state and federal intelligence and investigative authorities because there has been a great deal of lack of coordination between all of those, and we have seen some major officials resigned as well. efforts to set things right may possibly keep this from having greater fallout in the future. >> thanks so very much. french conservatives remain in complete disarray with the ex- prime minister francois hollande contesting the results of a bitterly disputed leadership
race. the french party is still reeling from its loss of the presidency and the parliament in elections this year. >> dismisses the possibility of a split on the right that could benefit the ruling socialists -- this raises the possibility of a split on the right that the benefit the ruling socialists. >> france's conservative party is looking to the former prime minister to end the dispute surrounding the party leadership election. he says he will lead an inquiry into the results if both sides agreed to cooperate, but that does not look likely. he insists he is the rightful leader of the party. in a french television interview, he said the results are known, and he is prepared to the contestant of the vote results says he would have one eye of voting results from three french overseas territories have
been properly counted. but some believe he himself could be the one to benefit as possible interim head of the party. he does appear to be taking the spat in stride. he told reporters he would be happy to speak with them later about the small issue. it is an issue that, for the time being, shows little sign of being resolved. >> all right. in just a moment, we will have the latest news from the champions league. >> that's right, but first, here's a look at some other stories making news around the world, including one about a former french president whose political star is sinking. former french president nicolas sarkozy is in court over allegations he received illegal campaign donations. he is suspected of illegally accepting donations from france's richest woman.
she denies any wrongdoing. >> german is parliament is debating a draft law on male infant circumcision. the government wants to keep the practice illegal to protect jewish and muslim tradition, but opposition lawmakers have proposed an alternative bill that would restrict the practice to boys 14 and over who have given their consent. >> a suicide bomber has killed 23 people in a muslim procession in a pakistani city. more than 60 people were wounded in the attack. the pakistani taliban has claimed responsibility. it is one of three bomb attacks targeting pakistan's shia minority in the last 24 hours. >> as promised, on to soccer news now. another great night in german soccer news. dortmund played especially well, shooting to the top of what some argue is the competition's
toughest group. >> it was a stunning performance. they thrashed amsterdam 4-1 at home. the star of the show scored once and provided three assists. marco royce also found the back of the net. >> we performed well, and we were there when we needed to be. it was an incredible match. the opponents were very good, but we still managed a clear win. does not happen often. >> things were a bit more tense. the only goal of the game happened in the seventh seven innings. for the first time in eight years, three german teams have made it to the last 16 of the champions league. >> here is a roundup of all the evenings games.
moving on to group c, a tie with st. petersburg, while milan takes second place. real madrid drew with manchester city to take second place in that group. 10 supporters of the english soccer club tottenham have been injured in an attack by suspected fans of an italian team. they were partying ahead of a match when they were ambushed outside of a pub. witnesses say the attackers were armed with bats and iron bars. it happens every year -- the northern hemisphere is in the depth of darkness right now with each day getting shorter until the 21st of december and the solstice. >> for millions of scandinavian, that means it is time for light therapy to ward off seasonal depressions. experts say 10 days of
artificial light can vanish sentence for up to several months. >> we decided to try it out in sweden. take a look. >> at this time of year, it gets dark very early in sweden. hear, the light never fades. for years, many of the locals suffered from depression in winter. then, this woman converted her cow shed into a tropical paradise. she and her friends go there to escape the scandinavian winter, at least for a few hours. >> we do not even get enough light in summer. most of us work in offices and do not get outside in the fresh air much. in the winter, there is no sun at all, but we really need it to feel good. >> the whole community uses the shed. everyone contributes to the running costs, so they do not have to cover them alone.
it takes a lot of electricity to power the artificial sunlight and 35-degree room temperature. the floor is covered with 9 tons of sand to make the atmosphere more authentic. the locals cannot get enough. >> at first, it was strange. now it is great. >> the only thing missing is the sea. >> i feel so relaxed, as a i were really of disease. after a while, that feeling switches on automatically. -- i feel so relaxed, as if i were really overseas. >> this is a professor at stockholm university's stress research institute has been studying seasonal depression in sweden for years. >> up to 4% of swedes present acute symptoms. many of them are in need of serious medical treatment. some have to take antidepressants.
>> back here, locals are enjoying a relaxing day under the flood lights installed in their cowshed. it is definitely a spirit booster, but it does have one shortcoming -- there is no chance of getting a suntan here. >> ok, when we come back, we will have more on the situation in egypt that we have been reporting on. >> in the past few hours, the president of egypt has claimed sweeping powers for himself. stay with us for the latest. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--